This is my first post but I have been gathering much info from all your posts during the past few days in readiness for my GP appointment today.
I have had tingling in my hands,arms, feet and calves for almost 9 months now, I have repeated this plenty of times to my GP, other symptoms include tinnitus, heart thumping, smell and taste impairment. I also have Psoriatic Arthritis.
At the GP's today I was armed with paperwork which included the recommended advice from BCSH and the UKNEQAS B12 alert, Naturally he wasn't very interested in these.
A few of my blood levels include 179 serum B12, 2 folate and 103 mcv.
Also had intrinsic factor result of ok no further action but of course this could be a false normal ?
After a little cajoling he is starting me on B12 injections tomorrow and has given me 5cg folic acid to take.
A couple of questions please, I read that a blood sample should be taken and stored for MMA before treatment begins in in the event that I have no improvement how is this done ?
Also read that the B12 should be done before starting the folic acid, Why ? My GP reception says " well we always give them together "